Narcissi Historical Croesus is a fantastic old cultivar dating back to 1912 with lemony white perianth and orange/yellow cup. According to Heirloom Daffodil Bulbs: “Named for the fabulously wealthy King Croesus of Lydia who minted the world’s first coins.
Specie narcissi as with all other daffodils/narcissi will readily naturalise from year to year and are ideal for growing in the wild parts of the garden, borders, rockeries and containers. Grow Narcissi Historical Croesus with other dwarf bulbs such as crocus, iris and anemone blandas. Cultivate soils to a depth of 15cms and plant bulbs 10-15cms deep in soils that are well drained. In heavier soils add grit and humus matter during cultivation to help with drainage. In lighter soils ensure they have plenty of humus matter which will provide food and also retain water. They will benefit from using bulb starter when first planting. Feed during the leaf and flower stage to ensure the bulbs are fully nourished to provide the following years growth. Ideal foods are well rotted humus matter, Bone meal and tomato food as they contain high levels of phosphate and potash.
Narcissi/daffodils are divided into many divisions and these specie forms are a very popular group. They are ideal for growing in containers and can be left to naturalise for a number of years. The flowers are often small and very intricate in detail.
Protect early growth in the spring from slugs and snails and remove dead heads after flowering to get the best from them.
Flowering Height: 20″ (50cm)
Flowering Period: April
Aspect: Prefer to be grown in semi shade but they will also grow well in full sun.
Soil type: Free draining fertile soils that do not get water logged.
Tip: Do not cut off or tie up the leaves as this will not allow the bulbs to take in nutrients for the following years growth.
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